The primary mission of the University of South Carolina is the education of the state’s
citizens through teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement.
The Ferry group honors this commitment in several ways. One very important way for
us to serve the USC mission is to engage in public discourse about environmental and
molecular chemistry issues. We have participated in studies, town meetings, and other
educational events hosted by citizens’ groups and governmental agencies.
City of Denmark, SC Well Study
In the spring of 2018 faculty in the Department of Chemistry and in the Department
of Environmental Health Science were asked to participate in a study of dissolved
metals in the source water for the City of Denmark, South Carolina. The resulting
Denmark Well Study is one part of the conversation about water quality and safety affecting Denmark
and neighboring communities.